Deacons

Kay Bartley

Kay Bartley

I was born in Minnesota and after high school attended the Minneapolis Business College. In June 1968 John (Jack) and I married and moved to North Aurora in November 1968. (He passed away in April 2016). I worked 30 years for an in service law enforcement agency, retiring December 2015. We joined the former Union Congregational Church in the early 1980's. I have served on the Diaconate Board several times, attend Sunday School and have been active in Faith Guild. We have one daughter (who lives in Ft. Wayne with our son in law and 7 grandchildren).

Five of our grandsons (two in college ) were born in France and the 7 year old twins were adopted 5 years ago from Ethiopia.

Mel Harder

Mel Harder

I was born and raised in southern Indiana, third in a family of eleven children, and grew up in a rural environment. I graduated from high school in 1965 and worked a couple of years for RCA in a factory. I served 4 years in the U. S. Navy doing maintenance on aircraft, of which I spent my last year serving in South Vietnam (HAL-3 and VAL-4) in the Mekong Delta. Upon mustering out of the Navy, I attended Indiana State University (BS in Manufacturing Electronics). I met my wife, Joyce, during my freshman year at ISU and we were married our junior year. My first big job upon graduation was with Bell Telephone Laboratories in Naperville. I worked there 26 years, raised two children (Beau and Natalie) and was forced into retirement in 2001. While working at Bell Labs, I got a MS degree in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University. Since "retirement", I worked as part time as a professional painter, carpenter, and plumber. I also did substitute teaching for at least 10 years.

My new life in Christ began in the summer of 1974 while selling books door to door in Alabama to earn money for school. I did some hard partying in school and it took the Lord a little more time to convince me of just what He had done for me. He had/has always been faithful and merciful toward me and He’s still working on me. After school, our family attended church, because that’s what families do and that’s what Joyce’s family did. After Joyce came to Christ in 1981, we left the Methodist Church and attended a Bible believing church. I have served in AWANA, as a Sunday school teacher, and I am currently serving as a Deacon. I believe the Lord has gifted me to help people, especially with things that need fixing.

Most of my leisure time is now spent ballroom dancing with my wife which has brought back some of the romance in our lives.

Dee Molitor

Dee Molitor

  

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Gail Wilke

Gail Wilke

I grew up in Batavia and graduated from B.H.S. in 1955. I received my RN after studying at Copley Hospital, and stayed at Copley as an O.R. nurse for 41 years. Following marriage to Red we became parents of three and grandparents to eight. We became members of Union in 1963. I have served on Mission, Christian Ed and Deacon Boards. Currently I am on the Board of Deacons, belong to Ladies Bible Study, Piecemaker quilters, choir, Faith Guild, and assist at Sports Camp and nursery helper. I belong to the North Aurora Garden club and volunteer at Batavia Depot Museum.

Betty Williams

Betty Williams

I was born and grew up in Aurora, married my husband Tom and we bought a house in North Aurora. We had two children Craig and Sarah, who married Scott and now we have two grandchildren Jake and Grace. We make frequent trips to Ohio to visit them. I worked for twenty years at Farmers Insurance in customer service. We joined Union Church in 1979. I have served on all the boards, currently on the deacon board, as well as facilitating the Ladies Bible Study and Faith Guild group, sing in the choir, quilt with the Tuesday group of ladies, help in the nursery and with sports camp. I enjoy classes with Lifelong Learning, reading, walking and biking. I'm very excited about the possibilities for Living Hope Church and the outreach it can have on the surrounding community.

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Sundays at 10:30 am
405 W. State St.
North Aurora, IL 60542
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Phone: (630) 897-0013
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Sundays 6pm starting Sept. 17th
Children, Pre-K through 6th grade are welcome to join us for Bible memory, lessons and games.
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